Press release

A20 resurfacing in Dover finishes ahead of schedule

A four week scheme to resurface sections of the A20 between the Eastern Docks and Western Heights roundabouts finished a week early.


The work was due to be completed on Saturday 27 September; however the last shift was completed on Sunday 21 September. Highways Agency Asset Manager Kevin Bown said:

The resurfacing was completed in just three weeks and is now providing drivers with smoother and safer journeys. Finishing early has reduced the disruption to local residents and the thousands of drivers who rely on this route.

We were able to finish the work early thanks to the close co-operation and hard work of all those involved, including Kent County Council, Dover District Council, Kent Police, Dover Harbour Board and our contractors. We also appreciate the patience of residents and businesses that contributed to the success of this work.

The work was carried out by LaFarge Tarmac on behalf of the Highways Agency and follows the 2008 scheme.

The work started on Monday 1 September and was carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am.

A public exhibition was held at Dover Town Hall on Wednesday 6 August.

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Published 26 September 2014